Dwayne "The Rock,quot; Johnson and Kevin Hart recently sat down for an interview with Kevin McCarthy while promoting their new movie. Jumanji: the next level, and the discussion quickly went from the next movie to Hart's nasty car accident and how it changed his life. Both Johnson and Hart reflected on the accident, and The Rock says that when he learned of his "heart he stopped."
McCarthy began the interview by talking about how the new movie is an embodiment of love, family and aging, and he was curious to know if Hart's perspective and priorities had changed after his accident.
Hart said it was unreal for McCarthy to ask that because it is not about changing his work ethic or not having the "same level of hustle or energy,quot; in his profession. Instead, Hart says that the most important thing is to be present for those around you, and that is more a priority in his life.
Hart added that his appreciation for life is "extremely high,quot; at this time, and people tend to take that for granted. Hart explained that things can change quickly, and when you have an experience that shows you that, you understand it and make sure you're more present in life. It's the new version of Kevin Hart.
"His situation could have gone differently. He knows it, we know it," Johnson said. "When I heard the news, my heart stopped and I lost my breath."
the Hobbs & Shaw Star said Hart is "one of the good guys,quot; and is really proud of his friend's ability to overcome. Now they are in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, they made another Jumanji And life is good.
"I'm happy he is here," Johnson said.
Hart's accident occurred on September 1 on Mulholland Highway in Malibu when his 1970 Barracuda Plymouth got off the road and landed in a ditch. Hart ended up with serious back injuries that required surgery and treatment with weeks of physiotherapy.
Kevin Hart was in the hospital for ten days, and Johnson said that when he saw his delivery partner for the first time after the accident, they hugged each other and held a strong conversation about the meaning of the accident and how it changed.
"It's almost as if life and the universe take this shadow and take it out of your eyes and see the world in a different way. It's really beautiful," Dwayne Johnson said.
Jumanji: the next level Arrives in theaters across the country on December 13.